Mayors Along NJ Transit’s Raritan Valley Line Advocate for Improved Service

The RVL Mayors’ Alliance was created to advocate for what they call equitable treatments for the line’s users. Fanwood, NJ Mayor Colleen Mahr serves as co-chair of the alliance. Cranford Radio spoke with Mayor Mahr to learn more about the group and their goals.

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Fanwood, NJ Mayor Colleen Mahr

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Update on Gateway Project

It’s called one of the most important infrastructure projects in the United States. The Gateway Program has several major components including new rail tunnels under the Hudson River and the replacement of the 108-year old Portal Drawbridge over the Hackensack River. Tuesday evening the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition sponsored a presentation on the project in the Cranford Community Center. The main speaker was Jerry Zaro, the chairman of the Gateway Development Corporation. Cranford Radio spoke with Zaro after the meeting to get a status update.

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Mobility as a Service with Susan Zielinski

Susan Zielinski, independent consultant and former managing director of the SMART program at the University of Michigan, discusses Mobility as a Service (Maas), including what initiatives are currently underway in the space, how the public and private sectors are contributing to the MaaS ecosystem, and the opportunities and practical challenges of implementing a true MaaS environment in a community.

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Sue Zielinski

 

TRB “Critical Issues in Transportation” Discussion with Executive Director Neil Pedersen

Neil Pedersen, executive director of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), joins the ITE Talks Transportation podcast to discuss the “Critical Issues in Transportation” report recently released by TRB. The discussion notes some of the significant changes since the last update in 2013, with a focus on topics including technology, safety, and public health. Pedersen also shares ways in which transportation engineers can utilize the report.

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Neil Pedersen

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New Operation Lifesaver Executive Director Talks About Her Goals for Organization

Rachel Maleh has been involved in the transportation industry for a little less than a year, but in her new role at Operation Lifesaver she’s now a leader in the effort to improve transportation safety by eliminating rail deaths and injuries from trespassing and grade crossing incidents. Transportation Radio spoke with her to learn more about her and her non-profit organization.

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Rachel Maleh